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Food Policy

PulseNet Proclaims Whole Genome Sequencing as New Gold Standard

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | September 7, 2019

A foodborne illness outbreak can be anywhere from 2 people falling ill from the same food source to hundreds or even thousands.  When an outbreak is identified, an investigation takes place to help prevent others from becoming sick for the… read more

C.Diff Threat to Elderly Hospital Patients

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | September 6, 2019

A kind of dangerous bacteria called Clostridioides difficile or C.Diff is posing a threat to very sick and elderly hospital patients. The bacteria are shown to survive on disposable hospital gowns and stainless-steel surfaces even after they have been scrubbed… read more

The FDA’s Recall Authority

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 17, 2019

Here’s a scary situation: what happens if the government finds out that a particular food is contaminated or dangerous (like with Listeria), asks the company that made the food to recall it — and they don’t comply? What IS the… read more

California Fired and the Woe of Avocados

Food Policy,Food Safety | May 12, 2019

Delicious, green, creamy goodness.  The omni-useful, omni-versatile, omni-famous – Avocado.  I know I just made up a few words just then, but how else would you describe it? But I have some bad news, California Fires and Avocados don’t mix…. read more

IBM’s Blockchain Update

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | April 13, 2019

IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform continues to expand. They’ve already announced a number of big-name players who will be adoption their technology to bring traceability to food: Dole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever, and… read more

This Year’s 10 Most Googled Foods

Food Policy,Food Safety | April 12, 2019

All hail the power of Google. It is hard to imagine our lives without Google in 2019. Readily available on our eager fingertips, the services on offer by the tech giant are extremely useful. Google provides data in an instant… read more

No! Not Nutella! The Nutella Factory Shut Down

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | April 2, 2019

It’s sad (or unfortunate, at least) but true. Until about seven years ago, I had never even heard of Nutella. But through subtle propaganda instigated by my children, I bought a jar. In all honesty, I prefer the time-honored peanut… read more

International Whiskey Day!

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 27, 2019

There are two distinct days on the calendar devoted to the celebration of whiskey. One is March 27th, aka International Whiskey Day, and the other is May 17th. Not being a liquor connoisseur, I was curious as to the difference…. read more

What Are the Health Risks of Pesticide Residue on Food?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 25, 2019

If you’re worried about the effect of pesticides in your food, then you’ve come to the right place. While pesticides are used to reduce crop damage due to weeds, rodents, insects, and other germs, they’ve also been known to cause… read more

Everyone Wants Food Transparency – Europe May Be Getting

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 23, 2019

The European Food Safety Authority has announced that it will be making the data that it collects open access. That’s according to an article published by Government Europa detailing the planned changes. The data will be made available later this… read more